Miss Jane Culbreth’s civic deeds are numerous. She was elected to the Leeds City Council for multiple terms; and was Founder and Chairman of the Leeds Public Library Board of Trustees. She was the first woman to serve on the Executive Committee of the Alabama League of Municipalities. She was appointed chairman of the Subcommittee on Jury Service of the Governor’s Commission on the Status of Women.
Miss Culbreth held the office of president in the Alabama Federation of Business and Professional Women and was also elected president of the National Federation of Business and Professional Women. One of Miss Culbreth’s projects was preserving the Leeds Depot and in 1984 the City dedicated the restored depot. The Alabama Library Association presented Jane with the Humanitarian Award in 1996.
In 1998 the Leeds City Council passed a resolution changing the library’s name to the Leeds Jane Culbreth Library. Miss Culbreth still presides over the Library Board of Trustees and continues to be an advocate for libraries. In 2000 the Jefferson County Public Library Association presented Jane with a Library Champion Award. She continues to promote and support the library in many ways but especially with her leadership and guidance.
Her memoir, Hitching My Wagon to a Star, can be purchased online or inside the library. Contact us at (205) 699-5962 for additional information.